Glorious Glastonbury

Monday 15 July, 2019

By Field & Lawn

Glastonbury. One of the most famous music festivals in the world, and the Field and Lawn team gets to be a part of it.

It’s difficult to explain the full scale of Glastonbury Festival. It really needs to be seen to be believed. Over five days, 200,000 music fans converge at Worthy Farm to hear every conceivable genre of music. And a party this big needs a solid infrastructure to ensure the festival runs seamlessly.

The Field and Lawn team arrived to build some of the very first marquees at the beginning of May. This was a fairly easy process for the team with the infamous perimeter wall containing lots of gaps. Flash forward to the next few weeks, and this all changed with thousands of people moving onto site to build a temporary city the size of Bristol!

The festival site comprises a mammoth 1,100 acres and contains everything you’d need to entertain with music, food, dance, circus, theatre, comedy and art. It even has a cinema.

Temporary marquee structures are required for a whole range of purposes including storage, welfare, bars, catering, green rooms, showers, yoga and an entire hospital.

The Field and Lawn team played its part and built 13,000 square feet of marquees all over the site, including the marquees still on the site encasing catering for those who continue work on the clear-up.

In the weeks preceding the festival, it rained continuously, and it looked like it could have been a notorious wash-out. However, eventually the sun came back and the revellers enjoyed another sunny Glastonbury.

After a year off to help the farm to recover, the team behind the festival brought it back with a bang and with it being the 50th anniversary next year, no doubt the bar will be raised even further, cementing this event as one of the best in the world.

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